|Document ID (ISN)||62312|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Andersen J.H., Gaardboe O.
||Musculoskeletal disorders of the neck and upper limb among sewing machine operators: A clinical investigation
||Dec. 1993, Vol.24, No.6, p.689-700. Illus. 10 ref.
||Results of a clinical study of an age-stratified random sample of 82 sewing machine operators and 25 controls (auxiliary nurses and home helpers). Four groups, according to years of being a sewing machine operator, consisted of: (controls) 25; (0-7 years) 21; (8-15 years) 25; and (more than 15 years) 36. The numbers of the main clinical diagnoses in the four groups were: cervicobrachial fibromyalgia (myofascial pain syndrome) 2, 4, 11, 24; cervical syndrome 0, 1, 3, 10; and rotator cuff syndrome 1, 1, 6, 11. The observed exposure-response relationship between clinical outcomes and years as a sewing machine operator was maintained when adjusting for current exposure musculoskeletal strain and other potential confounders.
||morbidity; occupation disease relation; clothing industry; musculoskeletal diseases; women; sewing
||occupational diseases; symptoms; neck disorders; upper extremity disorders; statistical evaluation; medical examinations; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Textile and clothing industries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Clothing and finished textile products industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system